The Peterson Family

Some of my favorite people are in these images. They are down to earth and real. By far the best moment of the shoot was the boys throwing a live grasshopper down their mom’s shirt. HA. Such spunky kids. There was lots of farting and laughter and just a good evening spent with wonderful friends! I seriously could not narrow this session down further, they were just all so perfect in their own way!

The Hess Family

It was a wonderful opportunity for me to see this darling family again! I used to nanny those two adorable little redheads when they were much tinier. I loved getting to meet more of their family and be able to document Ben’s parent’s celebrating 50 years married (if I remember right) and their family reunion! We had a bit of chaos trying to find a location last minute but I think it turned out beautifully and hopefully they do too!

Brittany & Ryan – Maternity

I got to know Brittany as a youth. She was always such a doll so I was ridiculously excited when our friend Nicole contacted me and said she was pregnant and coming up for a visit from Texas and wanted maternity photos! She is just as beautiful as she was as a teen and I am so excited for her to become a mother! Doesn’t she just look like a supermodel??? Ryan is an awesome guy and they are perfect together! You will both make amazing parents!

Baby Laiklyn

Gosh this girl is just as sweet as she looks! I loved getting to just sit and snuggle with her for a little bit. She was super mellow and easy to work with- just like her two older sisters were (we will NOT talk about how AWFUL her oldest sisters newborn photos were HA). I love seeing how much siblings resemble one another and seeing families grow! Jen and Josh- thanks for sharing your lives with me. We love you guys!

Baby Kasen

Words can not describe how happy I am that Tedi and Chase are parents!!! Kasen is such a little miracle baby that was wished for for almost a decade (if not longer). He is so loved and it is just amazing to me to see my old childhood friends become parents. He couldn’t have picked a better family to join and I loved snuggling this sweet little boy. Ted and Chase started The Hope For Fertility Foundation¬†you can also find her at her Instagram, Running With Infertility. Check them out, the stories they post are seriously amazing!!!

Now, onto the photos of sweet little Kasen! Isn’t he just the most handsome little guy you’ve ever seen?! And that iron man mask- his dad made it. Yeah. It’s awesome!!!!

 

Sam & Hollie – Fireworks and Romance

This beautiful couple are so in love with each other. They are absolutely adorable and when they kiss there are fireworks- literally ;)

I seriously loved getting to know this sweet couple while we did their wedding portraits. Mom wanted big portraits to display on the wedding day so we planned an evening session at the Provo City Center LDS Temple. When we showed up, we surprised them by telling them we had also planned a second location and that we would be lighting off fireworks for it. Luckily no one panicked and they were excited! We also brought some large sparklers! It made for a really fun night even though it was insanely hot outside!

The fireworks were beautiful. We had a few mishaps along the way though. What we thought was a more empty road was surprisingly busy. So the first time Mike lit a firework, a car came by, so he quickly flipped it upside down. A lot of stress later we were back to posing. We only had a few minutes to get all the fireworks shots that we needed so before they were lit we planned out the poses and I just yelled switch at them when I was ready for them to move. It went flawlessly and the first time was the charm!

The Murray Family

Gosh I love this adorable family! They are seriously the easiest to work with. All the kids just adore one another and they love to be together. It’s just such a happy feeling to see them all together! Koleton left for his mission to Boston, Massachusetts last Wednesday, so I’m glad we were able to do one last session before he left! What an awesome family! And just a side note, Heidi does the absolute best quilting I have ever seen in my life. :) If you want her contact info, let me know!

Jacquelyn – Maternity

My beautiful cousin drove all the way down from visiting her family in Wyoming to come to my little boys birthday party. So I of course needed to at least get a few maternity photos for her- even if it was just for 3 minutes outside before she needed to leave! Isn’t she just one of the most radiant pregnant women you have ever seen? Even exhausted and after driving for several hours she just looks so beautiful. Brad, you are a lucky lucky guy. And Jacquelyn, thanks for being one of my best friends and always driving a few hours just to visit us! We love you so much and I can’t wait to snuggle that beautiful little girl when she gets here!